Bibi Ivan

Our baby Ivan whose mother died during childbirth was finally able to go home to his Bibi or grandmother.  Bibi Ivan loves him and wanted him home with her and Social Welfare agreed.  Unfortunately she is very poor and is keeping 5 other grandchildren.  We were reluctant to let Ivan return home but decided we could help Bibi rent a two room home instead of the one room home where she was living (pictured below)  Then we asked if she could do a business to support the family.  She had done a successful dried fish business before but on her last order the fish were trucked together with diesel fuel and the fish order  was ruined.  She lost her investment and had been without a way to make money for some time.  Neema Village has set grandma up in a new fish business.  We have also rented a two room cement house in a nice neighborhood with a school for Ivan close by.  We feel pretty happy for our baby Ivan now.

Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.
David Platt